The "law" of wealth concentration

Charles Brown CharlesB at
Wed Aug 16 16:08:43 MDT 2000

>>> sawicky at 08/16/00 03:34PM >>>
Now I see why socialism doesn't work:  It violates the laws of physics -- or
so claims an article in New Scientist this week.

Here's the article's abstract:  "Every country in the world has a few rich
people and then a long tail of poorer and poorer people. In fact, not only
does a filthy-rich minority always hog most of the wealth, but the
mathematical form of the distribution is the same everywhere. . . .

Somebody documented this a hundred years ago.
Forget who.  My memory says Italian . . .


CB: Couldn't be that capitalism has objective laws of development that can be rendered
with " the exactness of a natural science",  could it ?

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